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Valentine Hills introduces Technology Fair

Sarah Conrad, staff reporter

March 3, 2015


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On February 26, at Valentine Hills Elementary School, fifth grade students were working on a new project introduced to the school. The project is called the Technology Fair. For the fair, students were required to create a webpage unique to the students’ interests. This includes a wide variety of...

Bake sale fundraises for prom

Jordan Counihan, staff reporter

February 26, 2015


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This Tuesday, Feb. 24, the Mounds View Student Council held a bake sale in an effort to raise funds for prom.   They sold cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and muffins and other goodies including Nellerbee’s Cupcakes.  Each snack was $1 and all together the Student Council raised over $250 for prom...

College readiness group hosts guest speaker

Katie Karjalahti, staff reporter

February 23, 2015


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On Monday, Feb 23, from 2:15-3:15 in the forum, the Resources for Future Achievement (RFA) will be hosting James Houseworth, a tutor from Princeton Review to discuss studying for the ACT and SAT. Houseworth will also talk about the Princeton Review programs and how they can benefit learning. RFA is...

MV freshman creates TED-ED club

MV freshman creates TED-ED club

Furqan Syed, staff reporter

February 23, 2015


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The average teen probably spends their Friday afternoons catching a movie, or hanging out at home sleeping. But not freshman Yoo-Jin Hwang. With the help of English teacher Liv Rosin, Hwang created a Ted-ED Friday club for teens interested in discussion. Hwang explained, “the TED-ED Club is where...

Spring Theatre auditions coming soon

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, staff reporter

February 20, 2015


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Students can audition for Mounds View Theatre’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a tragicomedy written by Tom Stoppard, on February 23 and 24 in the auditorium. Cast and crew applications can be found outside of room 260, and be turned in by the date of audition or Wednesday, Februa...

Chinese New Year celebrations begin this week

Amber Zhao, staff reporter

February 20, 2015


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February, Feb. 19 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year in many countries across Asia. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival. 2015 brings the year of the, 羊 (yang), which translates to goat or sheep. Most Chinese get a week off of school and work to celebrate. During this time, major...

Music at Mounds View

Music at Mounds View

Daniel Yong, staff reporter

February 17, 2015


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Three professionally dressed performers walk on stage. The lights dim, and the buzz of the audience fades to silence. It seems like a scene taken straight from Orchestra Hall, but it’s not -- the group is performing in Mounds View’s auditorium. New at Mounds View, the Music at Mounds View Concert...

District parent opposes early start times

District parent opposes early start times

Alistair Tang, Online Managing Editor

February 17, 2015


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Last October, the school board announced its decision to keep school start times unchanged after extensive discussion. Soon after, John MacHalec, parent of a 6th grader at Chippewa, began an initiative to make the School Board reconsider its decision. He uses his website, www.moundsviewstarttimes.blogspot.com, to rally parent support. Even though MacHalec does not ha...

Mounds View hosts SEC music festival

Daniel Yong, staff reporter

February 6, 2015


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Each year, multiple schools throughout the state gather at one location to perform in a music festival, showcasing their band, orchestra, and choir. This year, the music festival was at Mounds View. The music festival, officially known as the Suburban East Conference Music Festival, consists of a variety...

MV junior expresses art through Instagram

Jordan Counihan, staff reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Instagram, like other social media outlets, is a great place to share ideas. But for Lucy Wagner, 11, it’s more than just a hobby-- it’s a passion. Since its humble beginnings in 2013, Wagner’s Instagram “@Lifestruck” has garnered over seven and a half thousand followers. “I started posting...

Student-run production “The Comedy of Errors” opens this Thursday

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, staff reporter

January 13, 2015


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After over a month in preparation, Mounds View High School’s theatre will show the student-run production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this interpretation, the comedy will be set in Las Vegas. The plot follows the story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth. After their accide...

The new route for morning drop-offs

Alex Jiang, staff reporter

January 13, 2015


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The week after the holiday break is always a change of pace - for better or for worse. In the midst of everyone’s New Years’ resolutions, Mounds View wanted to rework the morning drop-off system. Drop-off traffic has been rerouted to the parking lot, alarming students and staff alike. In order to...

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